Christy Morse has devoted the latter portion of her career to carrying out the philanthropic wishes of Margaret Cargill, the granddaughter of the founder of Cargill Inc. and an intensely private and humble person. The heiress repeatedly told Morse, “I just have the money; I don't do the good work.”

For those who choose to give in perpetuity, Christy Morse advises, “look deeply inside yourself first.” Then figure out “how they as philanthropists want to be present in the future in their value system.”

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